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A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all of the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck.

Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.

324A Southwind Pl
Manhattan,
KS
US

Established: 1980
Reservations/Appointments: Recommended
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 11–25 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Haircuts, highlights, and color
Brands Used: Redken, Purology, Kenra, Aquage

Q&A with Debbie Mccullough, Salon Owner

The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of decor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease?
A natural-looking and natural-feeling decor. Very friendly and caring atmosphere. Our clients are very important to us.

Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?
A number of the stylists have been to the Redken Exchange in New York for advanced education in haircutting, color, and blonding classes.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
After receiving their Cosmetologist degree, stylists go through an intensive nine-month education program. Once the program is completed, our team thrives to continue their education, attending national hair shows and specialized classes across America. Hair Experts also provides our team with education at the salon, where nationally-educated artists provide lessons. This gives our team a unique advantage before putting the Hair Experts brand on their work. You can be sure that your hair, spa and nail services will ensure a great experience.

1323 Anderson Ave
Manhattan,
KS
US

Muscles unclench, toxins retreat, and stagnant blood gets moving under the therapeutic hands of Casey Muck Ebert, licensed massage therapist of Rockhill Massage Therapy. Casey excels at both ends of the massage spectrum: the therapeutic and the luxurious. Whereas she targets the root causes of pain with sports and deep-tissue massages, she also eases clients into states of tension-free serenity with hot stone and Swedish massages.

305 Fort Riley Blvd.
Manhattan,
KS
US